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Massacre of the Innocents, the

     
Massacre of the Innoents, the
a story in the New Testament of the Bible in which King Herod hears about the birth of the Messiah in Bethlehem. He orders all male babies in the town to be killed so that the Messiah will not live, but Jesus and his family escape before this happens.

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